EJ - Mr.Aphithak

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  1. 1. A Fun ReadingComprehension Activity
  2. 2. which you think may appeal towhich you think may appeal tomost of your students such as amost of your students such as ajoke from a magazine, ajoke from a magazine, abrochure about Disneyland, orbrochure about Disneyland, oranything that is colorful andanything that is colorful andfun. Then, type that passage onfun. Then, type that passage ona page using large margins soa page using large margins sothat the text itself is not spreadthat the text itself is not spreadfrom one end to the other butfrom one end to the other butrather it is squeezed up into arather it is squeezed up into athin column.thin column.
  3. 3. groans and long faces here and there, in groans and long faces here and there, infront of the whole class -- now comes the fun front of the whole class now comes the funpart- take out the papers and the scissors. part- take out the papers and the scissors.Even the sight of the scissors will signal to Even the sight of the scissors will signal tothe students that they will be doing the students that they will be doingsomething different that day. Then, cut along something different that day. Then, cut alonga line so that the last one or two words at the a line so that the last one or two words at theend of each line are cut off. end of each line are cut off.Hand out the papers and ask the students to Hand out the papers and ask the students toread the text and try to find the missing read the text and try to find the missingword(s) for about five minutes. You can tell word(s) for about five minutes. You can tellthem to work in pairs or groups and discuss them to work in pairs or groups and discussit. They will engage in a true communicative it. They will engage in a true communicativenegotiation while they are attempting to negotiation while they are attempting toprove to the others that what they have come prove to the others that what they have comeup with as the answer is correct. After you let up with as the answer is correct. After you let
  4. 4. comprehension.comprehension.» Second, they will have to think» Second, they will have to thinkof words/phrases, which callsof words/phrases, which calls for both their passive and active for both their passive and activevocabulary stocks.vocabulary stocks.» Third, they will also have to» Third, they will also have topractice their spelling.practice their spelling.» Fourth, they will absolutely use» Fourth, they will absolutely usetheir grammar knowledgetheir grammar knowledge since they will need to know the since they will need to know theparts of speech to guess theparts of speech to guess the words. words.» Fifth, they will practice speaking» Fifth, they will practice speaking
  5. 5. jellyfish jellyfish dolphin dolphinshellshell crab crab eel eel clown fish clown fishskateskate squid squid
  6. 6. clownfish
  7. 7. anemone
  8. 8. whale
  9. 9. starfish
  10. 10. Possessive Adjective my, your, his, her, my, your, his, her,its, our, and their areits, our, and their arethe English possessivethe English possessiveadjectives, used withadjectives, used withnouns to shownouns to showpossession orpossession or
  11. 11. Subject pronoun Possessive adjective I my you your he his she her it its we our they their
  12. 12. ExamplehisNemo disobeysfather and sneaksaway from the reeftowards a boat. Possessive Possessive Adjective Adjective
  13. 13. Dory reads the wordDory reads the word"Sydney" on a nearby"Sydney" on a nearbydrain pipe and,drain pipe and,remembering herremembering herjourney, she guidesjourney, she guidesNemo to Marlin.Nemo to Marlin. Possessive Possessive Adjective Adjective
  14. 14. Two Clownfish, Marlin and his wife,Two Clownfish, Marlin and his wife,Coral, are admiring their new homeCoral, are admiring their new home in the Great Barrier Reef. They are in the Great Barrier Reef. They areprotecting their clutch of eggs thatprotecting their clutch of eggs that are due to hatch in a few days. are due to hatch in a few days. Coral sees a barracuda a short Coral sees a barracuda a shortdistance away. Marlin tells Coral todistance away. Marlin tells Coral toget back into the anemone but sheget back into the anemone but she tries to protect their eggs. The tries to protect their eggs. The barracuda then attacks them and barracuda then attacks them and
  15. 15. The film then moves on to Nemos The film then moves on to Nemos first day of school. Nemo has a first day of school. Nemo has asmall right fin (due to a minor injurysmall right fin (due to a minor injury to his egg from the barracuda to his egg from the barracuda attack) which causes Marlin to not attack) which causes Marlin to not only worry over his swimming only worry over his swimming ability but also doubt his son’s ability but also doubt his son’s general capabilities. After Marlin general capabilities. After Marlinembarrasses Nemo during a school embarrasses Nemo during a school field trip, Nemo disobeys his father field trip, Nemo disobeys his father
  16. 16. Meanwhile, Nemos captor, P. Meanwhile, Nemos captor, P.Sherman -- a dentist, drops him intoSherman a dentist, drops him into a fish tank in his office on Sydney a fish tank in his office on Sydney Harbour. There, Nemo meets a Harbour. There, Nemo meets a group of aquarium fish called the group of aquarium fish called the "Tank Gang", led by a crafty and "Tank Gang", led by a crafty andambitious moorish idol named Gill.ambitious moorish idol named Gill. The "Tank Gang" includes Bloat, The "Tank Gang" includes Bloat, a puffer fish, Bubbles, a Yellow a puffer fish, Bubbles, a Yellow Tang, Peach, a starfish, Gurgle, Tang, Peach, a starfish, Gurgle,
  17. 17. After they get home, NemoAfter they get home, Nemoleaves for school, accompaniedleaves for school, accompaniedby Squirt (Crushs young son), anby Squirt (Crushs young son), anexchange student.exchange student.Back at the dentists office, theBack at the dentists office, thehigh-tech filter breaks down andhigh-tech filter breaks down andThe Tank Gang have escapedThe Tank Gang have escapedinto the harbor, but realize theyinto the harbor, but realize theyare confined to the bags ofare confined to the bags of
  18. 18. peoplepeople 2. Students read the 2. Students read thetext and try to find thetext and try to find the missing word(s) for missing word(s) forabout five minutes.about five minutes. 3. Students answer 3. Students answerand tell how to find theand tell how to find the answer answer 4. If the answers are 4. If the answers arenot the originals but arenot the originals but are quite correct as quite correct as
  19. 19. their clutch of eggs their clutch of eggsthat are due to hatch inthat are due to hatch in tries, Coral sees a few days. Coral sees a few days. essay, a barracuda a short a barracuda a short attempt, Marlin distance away. Marlin distance away. tells assay get back tells Coral to get back Coral to into the anemone but into the anemone but she …………….. (1) to she …………….. (1) to
  20. 20. Marlin …………(2) to Marlin …………(2) to defend his wife but defend his wife butthe barracuda knocksthe barracuda knocks him out. When he him out. When he attempts, regains regains try, consciousness, he consciousness, he endeavor the finds that the finds that barracuda has eaten barracuda has eaten
  21. 21. minor injury to his minor injury to his egg from the egg from the barracuda attack) barracuda attack)which causes Marlinwhich causes Marlin toworry, to not only not only worry,………………(3) over disturb,………………(3) over disturb, annoy, annoy,his swimming abilityhis swimming ability irritate, irritate, but also doubt his but also doubt his
  22. 22. embarrasses Nemo embarrasses Nemo during a school field during a school field trip, Nemo …………. trip, Nemo …………. disobeys, and disobeys, (4) his father and (4) his father defy, defy,sneaks away from thesneaks away from the infringe, infringe, reef towards a boat, reef towards a boat, resist, resist,resulting in him beingresulting in him being disregard, disregard, captured by a scuba captured by a scuba violate violate
  23. 23. Shortly after the two Shortly after the two escape from Bruce, escape from Bruce,the mask is ………... the mask is ………... (5) into a trench in (5) into a trench inthe deep sea. Duringthe deep sea. During dropped,a hazardous strugglea hazardous struggle fall, sinkwith an anglerfish in with an anglerfish in the trench. the trench.
  24. 24. called the "Tank called the "TankGang", led by a craftyGang", led by a crafty and …………..(6) and …………..(6) moorish idol named moorish idol named ambitious, Gang"Gill. The "Tank Gang" Gill. The "Tank aspire, Bloat, includes Bloat, includes strive,a puffer fish, Bubbles,a puffer fish, Bubbles, eagera Yellow Tang, Peach,a Yellow Tang, Peach,
  25. 25. situation, Gill gives situation, Gill gives remove, Nemo a role in an Nemo a role in an move, escape plan, which escape plan, which involves jamming the involves jamming the transfer tanks filter and tanks filter and forcing the dentist to forcing the dentist to …………..(7) the fish …………..(7) the fishfrom the tank to cleanfrom the tank to clean
  26. 26. Nigel, who …………. Nigel, who …………. (8) Marlin from the (8) Marlin from thestories he has heard stories he has heardand rescues him andand rescues him andDory from a flock of Dory from a flock of recognize hungry seagulls by hungry seagulls by s, know, scooping them into scooping them into remember his beak and taking his beak and takingthem to the dentists
  27. 27. Dory then loses her Dory then loses hermemory and becomesmemory and becomes ……………..(9) , but ……………..(9) , butmeets Nemo, who hasmeets Nemo, who has escaped into the escaped into the confused, confused, ocean through an ocean through an confound, confound, underwater drain underwater drain perplex, perplex, pipe. pipe. puzzle puzzle
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